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|May 28, 2019 ||
The Doctor Weighs In
Medical science has always embraced advancing technology. And it continues to do so today, changing nursing practice in ways that would have been unimaginable in the past.
Here are just a few of the ways that technology is being used in nursing.
Last weekend, ANA\C convened a Board Hand Over meeting to thank and recognize the work and dedication of our outgoing Board Members and to welcome new and returning Board Members for their 2019-2021 term. Dr. Mary Ann McCarthy received a Certification of Accomplishment from the outgoing ANA\C President, Phillip Bautista. Tanya Davis, not present at the meeting, also received Certification of Accomplishment and our gratitude for her time and dedication.
Dr. Anita Girard became ANA\C President, while Phillip Bautista took over as ANA\C VP. Dr. Janette Moreno and Dr. Robyn Nelson were welcomed to ANA\C Board of Directors as the new Membership and Nursing Education Directors, and we look forward to the next stage of ANA\C development, advancement and success! Our deep thank and gratitude to all who served in ANA\C leadership positions. We could not do this without you.
Aug. 19, 2019 | Registration opening soon!
Each year, ANA\C presents a dynamic educational conference in Sacramento to open the world of politics and legislation to nurses in a friendly and easy-to-understand venue. The goal of this conference is to provide the tools nurses need to effectively participate in the legislative process and support the nursing agenda throughout the state of California. Strengthening the voice of nursing can and will protect and enhance the nursing profession as well as nursing's position in the political and regulatory arenas.
ANA\C Founding Member Dr. Bonnie Faherty attended Assembly Member Jesse Gabriel's (AD 45) meeting last week in Woodland Hills.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 12 - 1 p.m., Pacific Time
Panelists: Joanne Spetz, Garrett Chan, Teri Hollingsworth
Concerns about a shortage of registered nurses in California have been rising, with one report claiming that California will need nearly 200,000 more nurses by 2030. Other studies show that there will be no statewide shortages, but that some regions face impending shortages and others may have surpluses. Over the past six years, surveys have found that many newly graduated nurses are challenged to find jobs.
Join us for a webinar on the latest data on RN supply, demand, and shortages in California. We will describe the latest findings from the UCSF survey of nurse employers, the Hospital Association of Southern California’s hospital vacancy and turnover survey, HealthImpact’s Survey of New Graduate RNs, and other recently released data.
Please contact Lena Libatique at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive notification when registration opens.
Tuesday, May 28 | 7:00 p.m.
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24th Annual Nursing Conference
May 31, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The 24th Annual Conference of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Los Angeles Chapter will focus on public policy and social justice at the local, state and national level for vulnerable populations. Click here to register.
June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
Click here to register.
The deadline for the early bird pricing has been extended! Click here to register.
Valerie M Brown
Pia Celeste Castillo
Diane Del Pozo
Yuridia Del Villar-Hernandez
Wellah Marie Sombilla-San Buenaventura
Ma Isabella Ventura
As of May 2019, 6,084 nurses are registered as serving on boards — 318 have registered in the last 90 days. Be one, bring one! Register your board service and invite a nurse colleague to do so too.
The decision to pursue certification is an important step in your nursing career. You’re making the choice to invest in yourself and obtain the credentials that employers look for when hiring their nursing staff. Being prepared for the upcoming exam is a major part of earning the credentials you want and investing in certification prep tools is the way to go.
ANA Education & Resources offers a variety of study tools that fit your lifestyle. Review manuals, practice questions, and on-demand webinars are all available to help you prepare for your certification exam. Not only do these tools fit your schedule and lifestyle; they fit your budget, starting as low as $50.
The first step in earning your nursing certification is to be prepared for the exam. Take advantage of the tools offered by ANA Education & Resources today!
Start studying! Click here.
The American Nurses' Association's workgroup revising the 2013 Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition, has developed an anonymous and voluntary survey to inform its development work. The survey takes less than 7 minutes to complete, is not for the purposes of research, and can be accessed here.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
ANA is holding its annual Hill Day on June 20 in Washington, DC, and we want you to join us! Register now to visit with your Members of Congress and make sure your perspective on nursing legislation is heard.
Already in 2019, ANA supporters like you have driven action on bills that would #EndNurseAbuse in the workplace, remove barriers for APRNs providing home healthcare, and extend Title VIII education and workforce development funding to empower the next generation of nurses.
But our work is just getting started — to make sure these bills cross the finish line, ANA is bringing hundreds of nurse advocates to the Capitol this June to meet face-to-face with Members of Congress.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
May 30, 2019 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
You don't have to attend the live webinar! Register to receive 24/7 access to this webinar recording!
Register by April 25, 2019 to receive a free registration gift, a special article, "Selecting and Preparing References." Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members.
Click here to register.
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 is holding three Twitter Chats to solicit public input. These chats will take place in conjunction with each of our regional Town Hall meetings. You can sign up to participate in the Chats by clicking the links below, and by joining us at @theNAMedicine on Twitter.
Theme: Education, Research and Practice
Thursday, May 30 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
View the questions and RSVP.
Register to attend: https://www.twtvite.com/Nursing2030Chat1
June 10-11, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Silver Spring, MD
Calling all nurse managers: Don’t miss your chance to get insider’s guidance from renowned industry professionals on how to take key leadership ideas and turn them into action. Click here to register.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at SJSU is a 5 semester, 37 unit post-Master's practice doctorate program. Doctoral students explore a practice-related Quality Improvement or Evidence-based area of study for their DNP Project. The program includes curriculum in leadership, outcomes and evaluation and translation of evidence into practice.
June 11-13, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Learn how to:
George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus
- Describe the Federal and state policy processes, including how a bill is formulated, passed, implemented and evaluated.
- Analyze the factors influencing the policy process outcomes.
- Analyze current significant health policy issues and possible legislation or regulation at both the state and Federal levels.
- Evaluate the policy environment and the impact on successful negotiation and passage of select bills.
- Frame and successfully craft a strong, clear media message related to a specific policy issue of interest to the participant.
- Create a long-term strategy to influence a policy issue through the use of media and action groups.
- Prepare and conduct a visit to the Hill to make a pitch for a policy.
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
George Washington University School of Nursing,
GW Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and GW Health Workforce Institute.
For more information, click here.
June 12, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Click here to register.
- Highlight successful strategies for messaging and communicating health equity in public policy.
- Provide an example of a successful communications campaign that effectively utilized evidence-based strategies to engage key stakeholders to advance health equity in public policy.
- Identify current research gaps around effective messaging and communication for health equity.
June 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Workplace violence against nurses happens every day. The exact prevalence is not fully known. Effective reporting will allow us to understand the scope of the problem. We must take steps now to prevent all incidences of violence against nurses.
Topics to be addressed during this live, free, interactive webinar include:
Can't join us for the webinar? Register by June 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET to receive 24/7 access to the recording!
- Barriers to reporting workplace violence, the importance of reporting, and how we can overcome those barriers
- The path to a "zero-tolerance" workplace as part of an effective safety culture
- Best practices for workplace violence prevention and response
- How to support ourselves and our co-workers when we do experience workplace violence
Attendance is free for both ANA members and non-members. Individual pre-registration is required.
Online Population Health Leadership DNP program training nurses to manage the health care needs of diverse populations and improve models of health care delivery. For nurses with a master’s degree (in any discipline). Complete in as little as 7 semesters. Apply Today to start classes this Fall 2019 and take the next step in your nursing career.
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Nov. 20-21, 2019 | Paris, France
According to WHO, of the 43.5 million health workers in the world, it is estimated that 20.7 million are nurses and midwives, yet 50% of WHO member states report less than three nursing and midwifery personnel per 1000 state individuals (and about 25% report to have less than 1 per 1000).
Seeing the importance of the demand for nursing and healthcare in education, research and profession, Research International aims to build a platform by organizing the “World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare," which is slated for Nov. 20-21, 2019, in Paris, France.
We are privileged to invite you to this prestigious event.
Click here for more information.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
In a given year, 43.8 million adults experience mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and mental illness will affect one in five adults in their lifetime. Healthcare professionals are not immune from experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, burnout, and suicide. In fact, they may have higher rates of behavioral health issues than the overall public.
University of Edinburgh via Medical Xpress
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain — known as brain hemorrhage — can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found.
Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the thousands of people who take the medicines to reduce their risk of heart attack and another common type of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain.
Locus is one of several companies that are trying to use CRISPR to fight health problems by targeting only bad bacteria in the body and leaving the good ones alone.
"I think it's really exciting," says Steffanie Strathdee, who studies phages at the University of California San Diego. "We've been using antibiotics, which really have a scorched-earth approach to the treatment of infections. They don't just kill the bacteria that we want to kill. They kill friendly bacteria in our microbiome as well."
Medical News Today
A phase 3 clinical trial testing esketamine nasal spray in the treatment of severe depression found the spray mostly safe and effective. The findings led to the recent FDA approval of this treatment. Despite this, other researchers caution that "more questions than answers" remain.
A team of Canadian scientists has developed what could be a simple and inexpensive method to preserve vaccines without refrigeration — a potential public-health game changer in parts of the world where epidemics are raging and resources are limited.
A chemical engineering team at McMaster University, spearheaded by recent PhD graduate Vince Leung and supervised by professor Carlos Filipe, combined herpes and influenza A vaccines — chosen because they’re among the most fragile and sensitive to heat — with a sugar solution and dried the mixture into a thin film.
They stored this at a desert-like 40 degrees Celsius for weeks before reconstituting it in saline solution and testing it in mice.
The vaccines were as safe and as effective as they would have been “fresh out of the fridge,” Filipe said. The flu vaccine was still good after three months, and the herpes after two.
By Terri Williams
First, the good news: life expectancies are rising, 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day (which provides jobs for other workers and gives boomers an opportunity to enjoy their golden years), and the life sciences and healthcare sector is projected to grow by 5.4 percent annually, outpacing global GDP. Now, the bad news: According to Randstad Sourceright's 2019 Talent Trends survey, 85 percent of human capital and C-suite leaders in the life sciences and healthcare sector say talent scarcity is one of their greatest concerns.
CNN via KSL
Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.
An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum.
University of Waterloo via Medical Xpress
A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems.
Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory tests are used similarly around the world, even though the institutions they studied differed in terms of poverty levels, health systems and prevalence of disease.
By Keith Carlson
Since time immemorial, men have dominated medicine. Nurses were historically viewed as subservient laborers who followed orders and carried no sense of personal or professional agency; in that same vein, female physicians were less numerous and not readily recognized for their contributions by their male peers. In many aspects of our lives, this paradigm is shifting for the better, and that same change is also underway in the healthcare sphere.
Children who live in areas with bad air pollution are more likely to develop asthma, which is the most common chronic illness among young people. But when you clean up the air, does that actually protect the health of kids?
A study published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, looked to answer that question.
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization said on May 22, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease.
WHO said there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease, which has been making a comeback globally.
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